“A rollicking sampler of Pisgah riding.”
— J. Matt
Sense of humor required.
This is a great mid-distance route including a long gated gravel climb, rocky rooty goat-track descents where you'll need to pick your line and control your speed, creek crossings, lung-buster climbs, rock gardens, and super-sketchy suspension bridges. In short, Pisgah.
Need to Know
FR 1206 can be gated in the winter. If you're not from the area or familiar with Pisgah give yourself the full day for this ride. You may encounter horses on South Mills River Trail (#133)
A unique Apres Velo choice in spring, summer, and fall for nosh and beverages is the Pisgah Inn (closed November-March). There's a new outdoor area with a take-out window, rocking chairs, and a world-class view of the forest you've just crushed. Great burgers, local brew, and reasonable prices considering.
History & Background
There's some history sign at the bottom of Cantrell Creek.